Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deeper orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and sticks around for the session leaving a decent lacing. Aroma is alright. Good amount of medium sweet caramels with some floral and piney hops. Citrusy grapefruits, grain, and a touch of honey. Flavor is similar. Solid balance between caramels and hops. A touch of grainy toast and floral fruits as this finishes dry with a light, residual sweetness and a moderate, soapy, piney bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Balanced and fairly straightforward. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Poured a clear, light copper color with a short white head and minimal lacing. The aroma was sharp pine hops against some malts and faint citrus. The flavor was mostly harsh pine, very little malt or sweetness to give it much balance. Thin body. Lots of carbonation. Harsh. gururyan (728) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2010
From bottle, pours a deep amber, minimal head lingers with nice lacing. Has a deep flowery scent to it. Pretty dead on the tongue, not much to it. Surprised it is 6.8%, you wouldn’t think so. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Got this in the variety case sold at the local distributor. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange brown with nice medium layer of foamy manilla head. Aroma reminds me a lot of a florist shop with a tad bit of sweet fruits. Flavor has decent caramel malt base with bit abrasive pine hop on the back end. Overall, decent ipa. pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Justin. Pours out a muddy copper with a thin white head.
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Aroma is of sticky sweet malts, light citrus hops, and some cereal. Body is a bit thing, and very carbonated. Taste is some sticky cereal grainy notes, caramel and a light citrus hop note hanging in there.
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy one inch head that left some nice lacing. The nose shows some decent citrusy hops, but there’s a too sweet crystal malt base behind them that makes me think that this isn’t going to be great. Nicely bitter, rather surprisingly so even, with some crystal malt but not a terrible amount. Still a little too sweet overall, but it’s better than most of the Lion’s efforts. Medium bodied, a touch sticky on the back end with fizzy carbonation. Could be better, but it’s not bad. dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
12 oz bottle from Dean. Pours a orange/amber color with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma is far far too sweet with notes of apricot, honey, caramel, and some citrus rind. The body is overloaded with fizzy carbonaion on top of a thinner body and a lingering sweet finish. Flavor of honey, toast, marmalade and citrus rind. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Picking up a tad bit of oxidation/pasteurization flavors that are only going to intensify over time. This is fresh sample from the first Maryland shipment. This could of been a good beer if it were not for the packaging practices. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2010
I got this 12 pack from Penn. when I went for a wedding, then unloading it the bottom drops out and I have only 5 left, luckily one of each from the variety pack. 12 ounce bottle poured clear amber with small head, thin-medium bodied, with a good amount of hoppy flavor and finishes with the bitter that you would expect from a IPA. Weak carbonation, maybe because I dropped it. deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edge. Aroma was slight pine but mainly sweet grains. Flavor also had a slight bitter pine note but sweet bread and grains were the dominate notes for this beer.